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1. Posted by bjmosk (Budding Member, 22 posts) 8 Nov '05 10:29

I'm leaving on a RTW on Dec 1 and will be camping a lot. I want to bring a knife to use for cooking and other miscellaneous things around the campsite, but I'm concerned about travelling (especially on planes) with it. Does anyone know the legal size limit for the knife, and should I be wary about having one at all in certain countries? Thanks

2. Posted by jackflash (Inactive, 84 posts) 9 Nov '05 02:09

hey up, it's a dodgy thing to carry a blade through customs these days whatever the knife size, considering the current political climate between the west and islamic east...

I'm sure it would be wiser to pick up a cheap knife at a local market in each country you stay in then, ditch it or sell or give it to a fellow traveler before you board a plane again.

3. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru, 2457 posts) 9 Nov '05 02:37

Either pack it in the hold, or don`t take one, and buy new ones as you go. Don`t even bother attempting to get one into the cabin of a plane.

If you only use carry on luggage, don`t take a knife and just buy ones/dispose of them between flights (not that expensive). If you do chuck bags in the hold, put it and otehr sharp things inside.

4. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin, 5579 posts) 9 Nov '05 03:36

Uhm yes, you won't even be allowed a finger nail cutting knife on the plane, so it's definitely a hold item nowadays. Otherwise it'll be taken for sure (my wife's sewing scissors were recently... )

5. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru, 8468 posts) 11 Nov '05 21:53

At least now on US flights you CAN take your nail clippers :(
(because I could have come after you and clipped your nails while you were sleeping!)

6. Posted by till (Full Member, 73 posts) 16 Nov '05 01:57

i travel with a hunting knife and i just put it in my backpack (big) but ou have to put it in a holster and wrap a piece of clothe over it and it will be good but don't take it in your carry on luggage but in the luggage you give to the person at checkin
hope that that helps for you

7. Posted by Pardus (Respected Member, 2356 posts) 16 Nov '05 05:14

You can't take any knifes or other sharp objects on to the plane, you'd need to check it in. If you try to take them on to the plane it will be taken off you by security at the x-ray.
Put it into your check-in baggage and it'll be fine.

8. Posted by Clanger (Respected Member, 202 posts) 21 Nov '05 01:14

Put it in the hold baggage, I forgot to put mine in my rucksack and the staff at Cathay Pacific sent it through and I collected it the other side. But they were completely cool with the mistake!

9. Posted by Twinkle (Travel Guru, 1112 posts) 5 Dec '05 18:54

yeah I got seriously questioned for a pair of eyebrow tweezers in my make up bag!!!they arent even sharp!!!